Francis To Meet With Biden Just Days Before U.S. Bishops Debate Communion for Pro-Abortion Politicians

Pope Francis will reportedly meet with President Joe Biden on June 15, one day before U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) are scheduled to begin drafting a document about politicians who support abortion receiving Communion.

Sources from the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace and the office of the Vatican Secretary of State say the meeting might take place in the midst of a scheduled trip through Europe, the Catholic News Agency reported Thursday.

The issue of pro-abortion politicians presenting themselves for Communion at church has been steadily gaining public attention since Biden, a Catholic who supports taxpayer-funded abortion, took office.

A few liberal prelates objected strongly when bishops first introduced the idea of discussing and producing a clarifying document on reception of the Eucharist at their upcoming Assembly Meeting in June.

Two American bishops, Cardinals Blase Cupich of Chicago and Joseph Tobin of Newark lobbied Rome to intervene in an effort that seemed to thwart the USCCB’s effort.

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